bukowski was heavily influenced by, or even formed poetically by catallus

catallus was heavily influenced by sappho to the extent that poem 51 is a direct translation of sappho and 61 and 62 may well be as well, indeed the only surviving versions of those poems

thats right, bukowski, an extremely boorish beer drinking heterosexual is contiguous to an extremely culturally sophisticated lesbian who lived aproximately 2600 years ago